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On Sunday, Dec. 9, the Newton Police Department served a Grand Jury Indictment on Dewey Roy Stennette, of 822 N. Davis Ave. Newton.
The investigations division of the Newton Police Department began investigating this case after family members of a juvenile victim came forward in December of 2011 to report their suspicions. The victim was a family member of Stennette's and had reported happenings to parents, which led to the investigation. After a thorough investigation, information discovered led investigators to present the case to the Grand
Jury of Catawba County on Dec. 3.
“We wanted to make sure we had a rock solid case before presenting it to the Grand Jury,” Newton Police Department Capt. Tim Hayes said.
To read more of this story, pick up the Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.